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The perception of Richmond as a wealthy borough masks high levels of need and disadvantage, as highlighted in the publication On The Edge, independent research carried out by Rocket Science.
This is a great opportunity for those who are keen to play a key role in supporting local communities and people in need in the Hampton area, Teddington, Twickenham and Whitton.
Hampton Fund provides grants to local voluntary sector organisations to support people in need; and supports families and individuals on low income with fuel grants and essential household items.
We wish to appoint new Trustees who will have the enthusiasm, time and commitment to contribute to the work of the charity. You will be involved in making decisions on a wide range of issues, influencing the development of our work and bringing change. It is expected that Trustees will live or work in our area of benefit.
We are especially keen to recruit people with different life experiences, different ages and from different ethnic backgrounds.
For further information and how to apply, please refer to our Trustee Information Pack below.
Closing Date: Monday 5 October 2020
Download: Trustee Information Pack
The application period for September fuel grants has now closed. We are now accepting fuel grant applications for our Individual Grants Panel Meeting in November 2020. The deadline date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2020.
We are pleased to report that Trustees awarded 12 community grants to the value of £155,000 on 27 August 2020.
A grant of £35,000 was awarded to the charity Home-Start to support their work with vulnerable families in the local area.
Tag Youth Club for disabled young people received a £20,000 grant towards the purchase of a minibus.
Kick London is a charity that provides mentoring support for young people. They received a grant of £16,800 to deliver a programme of support for young people in two schools in Twickenham.
A grant of £8,000 will pay for the music therapy sessions run by OK Music Trust for older people with dementia.
Richmond Carers is a charity based in Twickenham providing advice and support for carers. A grant of £2,500 will support their Achieving Ambitions programme for young carers.
A grant of £17,000 will pay towards the running costs of The Real Junk Food Project charity who are working to tackle food poverty and food waste.
At our last meeting in July 2020 Hampton Fund helped 113 families and single people on low income with the cost of their gas and electricity bills. In the past year as a whole, 1591 fuel grants have been awarded with a total value of £767,500.
The wellbeing of our staff and duty of care to our beneficiaries is of paramount importance to Hampton Fund. In view of the current exceptional circumstances, the office will be closed to the public until further notice. Individual applications can be sent by post as normal or individually posted through the letter box at the bottom of the front door of our office. For those who are elderly and vulnerable, we will be accepting telephone applications and will be working with our community partners to disseminate this information.
Community Grant Holders
We acknowledge that services/activities funded by Hampton Fund will be affected by COVID-19 and we will be reasonable, supportive and flexible in our partnership approach to any delay or changes to agreed outcomes.
If you are thinking of changing fuel suppliers and would like to benefit from our fuel grants please contact us before switching over. This is because we are unable to work with all the suppliers in the market. Currently we only work with the following companies: British Gas, EDF, EON, Npower, Scottish Power, SSE (Southern Electric) and Utility Warehouse. If you would like to know more, please call us on: 020 8941 7866.